It's December 30, 2009.
I've only been up since 7pm yesterday. Should I sleep? Maybe. We'll see.
This year's been a good one I'd say. I've had some fuck ups, some mistakes and some misfortunes. I've had some awesome times, made new friends, and have smiled more than I have in a long, long while. Lots of shit has gone down.
What to say for the first decade of the millennium? Not too shabby. I'm apart of that generation who came from 28K internet to 2Mbs internet. We've seen the birth of mass video streaming (ie. YouTube) and Twitter and MySpace. Comic books almost died and somehow made their way back to being amazing. We grew up with BitTorrent and the smart phone. We've created a new style and form of speak (I'm talking about 1337 and lol's and such). We've made phone conversation's pointless. We made being smart a cool thing and being geeky a thing of fashion. We made Digg and Facebook and Reddit and Twitter the way to get news. We made Google. We made LOLcats. We made 4chan. We made Photoshop a regular thing. We made sci-fi even cooler than it already was. We turned the year long trend into the week long trend. We made over communication a daily routine. We made the music industry cry and distributed petabytes of information in the blink of an eye. We've done this and more than I can think of, yet we've only just begun to grow up. It's been a crazy 10 years to say the least*.
Me personally... well, I'll say this decade has had it's fun. More than I can remember and some I'd like to forget. Next year only brings more complicated and fantastic parts of life: growing up, prospects of graduating college, being with my (new and fantastic) girlfriend, Katherine, more D&D, more comic books, more hobbies and habits and emotions. We'll see how it goes.
As I do every year since, well, probably 2005 or so, I don't plan on setting resolutions. I feel no need to. There's no sense in setting goals for the year to come that will most likely not flourish. I'll set them as they come as I always do.
I can hope though.
I can hope for a dream job, good times with friends, good drinks and stories and jokes. For survival and laughs. For good thinking and good travel. For good fortune and good luck. I can hope for all sorts of things, and I will every day.
But all and all, 2009 was a good year. I tip my hat to it and to the rest of the first decade of the millennium. It's been fun.
* yes everything there is nerdy/tech related but that's me and that's what I know...